Monday, August 27, 2012

Morning Real Estate Review


A brief history of urban planning (Atlantic Cities)  Now a century old, urban planning has become more about people than about design.

Pushed out by foreclosure?  You have until the end of this year to try and reverse that (Washington Post)  The federal government has given buyers whose houses were foreclosed by banks until July to apply for a review of the foreclosure, but just extended that until December 31.

New Fannie Mae guidelines streamline short sales (Examiner)  The new guidelines follow the FHA's recent rule changes, rules that the government says will help avoid foreclosures by helping borrowers meet easier paperwork requirements.

Carlyle faces suit by Middle East investors (Washington Post)  After losing bets on real estate investments with foreign capital, local real estate investor Carlyle is being sued by its former partners.

Fairfax County approves 8-story apartment building (Patch)  The approval allows A&R Development to move forward with its 173-unit project in Huntington.

Georgetown U. takes on Forest City to help in expansion plans (Washington Post)  Developer of the Yards in southeast DC is tapped to find space for Georgetown's expected expansion in the future as it tries to provide more housing on campus.

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